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To understand is difficult; to act is easy. Sun Yat-sen

Meaning: It's important to think and try to understand before acting. Origin: "Dr. Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese Republic, realised the detrimental effects of...

Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Mozi

Origin: Mozi, Book 4; Universal Love III Meaning: Criticism without constructivism is pointless. 非人者必有以易之,若非人而無以易之,譬之猶以水救火也,其說將必無可焉。Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Criticism without suggestion is like...

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Laozi

Origin: The quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching ascribed to Laozi. Meaning: even the longest and most difficult ventures have a...

A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean. Zhuangzi

Meaning: of a person who has limited outlook and life experience. From Zhuangzi. 莊子/秋水 Zhuang Zhou (commonly known as Zhuangzi, 庄子, literally "Master Zhuang"), was...

Review of Vortex directed by Jacky Gan

Vortex is a Chinese action crime drama thriller where during a kidnapping gone awry, money and morals play a crucial role. Read the Review of...

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.” Confucius

Origin of the quote: Chapter II, Analects, an ancient Chinese book composed of a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher...

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Cities and Manufactured “Standards”: Yang Mian’s Work

Standards are subjective and man-made. But what do we mean by “standards”?A standard is simultaneously a fixed measure, something deemed proper and acceptable, or a criterion against which all other objects are assessed. A standard is a...

“Black and White” and the Disappearance of the Modern Character

"Experimental ink and wash" has already a fairly long history.Professor at Beijing University, Tutor of Doctor's Degree Candidates, Art CriticAs a new cultural trend which rose in the 1990s, it is a rethinking about the "ink...

Rules of the Game in Experimental Ink and Wash

Rules of the Game in Experimental Ink and Wash.I. Striving for the Independent Academic Status of Ink and Wash The Starting point of experimental ink and wash is to solve the problem of the academic status of ink...

Opening and Extending: The Significance of Experimental Ink and Wash in Art History

The discussion about experimental ink and wash since the 1990s has centered on the problem of whether experimental ink and wash can get into the mainstream of the contemporary Chinese art and that of its cultural status...

Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Under Cross-Cultural Conditions

According to my own viewpoint, I use in this article "contemporary experimental ink and wash" to denote the concept of "modern ink and wash", because the concept of "modern" only belongs to the category of "modernism".Huang Du...